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Hanging on to summer

The weather is definitely changing.  I am managing to stick with my running but getting up and going running at 6.00 am is getting harder as the mornings get darker and the temperature keeps dropping!

In an attempt to stop the sunshine becoming a distant memory, I spun up the Summer Flowers fibre that I dyed earlier in the year.  I’ve been using double drive on my Ladybug again and I’m enjoying experimenting with spinning this was and am gradually achieving thinner and thinner yarn.  This yarn is just starting to become a pair of socks.

  

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Summer Flowers

I am much happier with my second attempt at dyeing this weekend.  It’s cheerful and bright – my daughter said it was like summer flowers.  The fibre was what was left from my original purple sock yarn project – around 150g of superwash merino/nylon mix.  I think this will again turn into sock yarn, possibly turning into some socks with a feather and fan pattern. 

A brief thank you to the local Brownie pack – again I was able to spend dyeing as they were keeping me child-free for the day!  It’s a hundred years of Guiding this year, so I get another day to play in a few weeks time when it’s ‘Party in the Park’ – just in time to top up with fibre for the Tour de Fleece.

 

I also dyed a silk hankie – I’m not so sure about how that turned out.  I might have a go at spinning the silk on my drop spindle rather than my Ladybug.  I am eyeing up buying a new drop spindle from IST Crafts (http://thewoodemporium.co.uk/dropspindles.php) who will be at my local Rare Breeds Show next month.  I’ll have some time away from home later in the year, so will be wheel-free and it would be good to keep spinning.  Have I given myself enough excuses to spend money yet? 🙂